Dean Gresham is a Managing Director at Risk Settlements, where he leads the affirmative asset recovery and litigation buyout strategies in addition to assessing legal and financial risks across all company solutions.
Before joining Risk Settlements, Dean was a trial lawyer for more than 20 years handling complex commercial, catastrophic injury, qui tam, and consumer class actions across the country. While practicing law, Dean litigated on both sides of the docket and developed a keen ability to analyze risk from both the plaintiff’s and defense’s unique perspectives.
In 2020, Dean was awarded the Elite Trial Lawyer of the Year award by the National Law Journal for his trailblazing work on a complicated wrongful adoption case. Dean is consistently chosen by his peers as one of the Best Lawyers in Dallas by D Magazine (2009-2020), a Texas Super Lawyer by Law & Politics magazine (2005–2020), one of the Top 100 attorneys in Texas by Super Lawyers (2017-2020), and one of Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Texas by The National Association of Trial Lawyers (2011-2020).
Dean is a member of the Dallas Bar Association’s Bench Bar Committee, the Judicial Committee, and serves on the board of the Business Litigation Group. Dean graduated with a B.A. from Texas State University and a J.D., cum laude, from South Texas College of Law.